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Crime/Scene: Bone-Chilling Novels for Hot Summer Days with Ed Lin, Megan Miranda, Dwyer Murphy, and Kathy Reichs

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Thursday, 7:00 pm EST July 28, 2022

The Center for Fiction*

Please Note: Due to technical difficulties, this event will now take place exclusively in person. Tickets include a $10 bookstore voucher, redeemable toward the featured event books on the night of the event.

Running out of bone-chilling novels to cool off these hot summer days? Crime fiction fans rejoice! The Center for Fiction is thrilled to welcome Ed LinMegan Miranda, Dwyer Murphy, and Kathy Reichs to the stage in celebration of their upcoming works of crime fiction. Fancy a literary thriller centering a private eye? A neighborhood gone sour with suspicion? A string of mysterious and inexplicable crimes? A framed food stall owner? This conversation has the story for you. Featured novels include Death Doesn’t Forget, The Last to Vanish, An Honest Living, and Cold, Cold Bones.

Join these stellar voices in conversation about their work and discover your next summer read along the way. Featuring voices on the leading edge of modern crime fiction, this is a conversation you don’t want to miss.

*Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event in person. Mask wearing is also required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

  • CDC vaccination card (or an image of it)
  • Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus (or a printout of it)
  • A record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who administered your vaccine

Anyone 5 and older is required to show proof of two vaccine doses or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone 18 and older must also present a government issued photo ID.

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In Conversation

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    Ed Lin

    Ed Lin

    Ed Lin, a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. Death Doesn’t Forget is the fourth and latest book in his Taipei Night Market Novels published by Soho Crime. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung, and son.

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    Megan Miranda

    Megan Miranda

    Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of All the Missing Girls, The Perfect Stranger, The Last House Guest, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, The Girl from Widow Hills, and Such a Quiet Place. She has also written several books for young adults. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.

    Photo Credit: Magen Marie Photography

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    Dwyer Murphy

    Dwyer Murphy

    Dwyer Murphy is a New York-based writer and editor. He is the editor-in-chief of CrimeReads, Literary Hub’s crime fiction vertical and the world’s most popular destination for thriller readers. He practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City, where he was a litigator, and served as an editor of the Columbia Law Review. He was previously an Emerging Writer Fellow at The Center for Fiction. His writing has appeared in the Common, Rolling Stone, Guernica, the Paris Review Daily, Electric Literature, and other publications. An Honest Living is his debut novel.

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    Kathy Reichs

    Kathy Reichs

    Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead, published in 1997, won the Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was an international bestseller. Cold, Cold Bones is Kathy’s twenty-first entry in her series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Kathy was also a producer of Fox Television’s longest running scripted drama, Bones, which was based on her work and her novels. One of very few forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Kathy divides her time between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Montreal, Québec.